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Ignatiev finished on Ahin

By Gregor Brown in Huy

The Russian sensation, Mikhail Ignatiev, tried his luck in Wednesday's Ardennes Classic. The 21 year-old Tinkoff Credit Systems rider, winner of Tour Méditerranéen stage 3 and Trofeo Laigueglia, stayed in contact but found the going too tough on the Côte de Ahin.

"It was good for me but by the penultimate climb I was finished," he noted to Cyclingnews.

Ignatiev was impressed with the gumption of his 19 year-old teammate. "Ivan Rovny, he is young and attacked well. The directeur said 'attack,' and he attacked! Bang, bang! [Laughs - ed.]."

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